Recognized by the American Dental Association, prosthodontists such as Dr. Fraiman are the only specialists that are experts in both implant placement and rehabilitation. Dr. Fraiman is dedicated to continuing his education to provide only the highest-quality care to his patients. At Fraiman Prosthodontics, he places a lot of implants and restores just as many implants—often providing qualified patients with All-on-4 implants to fully restore their beautiful smiles.
- What are All-on-4 dental implants?
- What are they made out of?
- How long does it take to get them?
- How long does it take for them to heal?
- What are other options for patients needing full-mouth rehabilitation?
- What are possible complications of All-on-4 implants?
- Who is a good candidate for these?
- Are they covered by insurance?
Common Questions about All-on-4 Implants
What are All-on-4 dental implants?
All-on-4 is a prosthodontics procedure in which all teeth are supported on just four implants, as opposed to each tooth having its own, separate implant. Depending on the patient’s smile and individual needs, the technique could require, for example, All-on-5 or All-on-6 implants. If you’re in need of total mouth rehabilitation, call Fraiman Prosthodontics. Dr. Fraiman will do a consultation with you and walk you through the options for your individual case.
What are All-on-4 implants made out of?
There are a lot of different materials used for the All-on-4 concept. Over the decades that this concept has been in practice, the materials have changed and gotten a lot better, more durable, and more aesthetic. At Fraiman Prosthodontics, Dr. Fraiman takes pride in using the highest-quality materials for his patients All-on-4 dental implants. The materials will vary depending on the case, but most often the implants will use zirconia, which is a very dense and durable porcelain, or titanium with acrylic. There are more than 300 different brands of dental implants, and Dr. Fraiman customizes the highest-quality options for each individual patient.
How long does it take to get All-on-4 implants?
The All-on-4 dental implant procedure will take anywhere from three to five hours in the office. At no point will you leave the Fraiman Prosthodontics office without teeth—you will leave with a full set of teeth and a new, beautiful smile on the same day of your procedure. To ensure that patients never need to go without teeth and also that they enjoy a high-quality, customized restoration, the bridge that you will leave with on the day of your procedure will not be your final bridge. Dr. Fraiman ensures that a customized bridge is the perfect fit by trying it out in your mouth after teeth have been removed. So, you will first have a temporary bridge—which will look and feel like your final one—and a permanent bridge will be created and placed after your implants are fully healed, based on the modifications made on that day of the procedure. This ensures that your bridge is the perfect fit for a long-lasting, comfortable restoration.
How long does it take for All-on-4 dental implants to heal?
In terms of recovery, patients will usually eat softer foods on the day of the procedure, as their mouth will be tender, and they will be given a prescription for pain medication. However, Dr. Fraiman finds that patients usually don’t take more than over-the-counter pain medicine after they receive All-on-4 implants.
What are other options for patients needing full-mouth rehabilitation?
At Fraiman Prosthodontics, patients will almost always have a choice for their restorations. Some patients in need of full-mouth restorations may opt for customized dentures that are anchored by implants. This is similar to the All-on-4 concept, but removable. Based on conversations with you, Dr. Fraiman will create a customized care plan for your unique needs and preferences.
What are possible complications of All-on-4 implants?
The fit of an All-on-4 implant needs to be very precise. If the bite and design are not perfect, then screws can loosen, causing a possible premature implant failure or wear on the natural teeth. This is why Dr. Fraiman stresses that it’s paramount for patients to see a specialist for a procedure such as the All-on-4 implants. At Fraiman Prosthodontics, we take special care to ensure that every treatment is customized to the patient, and every implant is an absolute perfect fit before being placed permanently.
Who is a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants?
While most patients are good candidates for All-on-4 implants, those with uncontrolled health issues—such as uncontrolled diabetes—or those on certain medications might not be able to receive All-on-4 implants. If you’re in need of a full-mouth restoration, Dr. Fraiman will fully assess your case and have a conversation with you about whether or not the All-on-4 dental implant treatment is right for you.
Are All-on-4 dental implants covered by insurance?
Most major dental insurance providers will help offset the cost of All-on-4 dental implants.